Lynne Twist, author, speaker, and consultant, has dedicated her life’s work to alleviating poverty and hunger, empowering women and girls, and supporting social justice and environmental sustainability. From working with Mother Teresa in Calcutta to the refugee camps in Ethiopia and the threatened rainforests of the Amazon, her on-the-ground work has brought her a deep understanding of the social tapestry of the world and the historical landscape of the times in which we live.
She and her husband, Bill, are co-founders of the Pachamama Alliance, an organization that is working in the Ecuadorian and Peruvian Amazon with indigenous people to preserve the sacred headwaters of the Amazon Rainforest. Pachamama Alliance also delivers wisdom-based transformational programs around the world.
Lynne also serves as a consultant to the Nobel Women Peace Prize Laureates through the Nobel Women’s Initiative. As a former longtime executive of The Hunger Project, she continues to be an advocate and spokesperson for ending world hunger and empowering women in cultures throughout the world.
She is the founder and president of The Soul of Money Institute and author of the award-winning book The Soul of Money. Her most recent book is Living a Committed Life: Finding Freedom and Fulfillment in a Purpose Larger Than Yourself.
She is honored to serve as a long-time trustee of the Fetzer Institute and feels that the Fetzer mission is the embodiment of her life’s work.